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Meet AMA-CON 2017 Vendor Sawblade

Sawblade’s ink on paper illustrations have been a staple in the extreme music scene since 1995. His unique technique combines rapidograph pointillism with fine brushwork to render impossibly detailed images of terror. During his childhood in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, a tiny, black and white Sears television beamed in cartoons, Godzilla movies, and the era’s essential sci-fi and horror films. Comics, toys, record covers, and magazines like MAD, Heavy Metal, and Fangoria initiated a taste for horror that would later be enhanced by underground zines, demo culture, punk rock, thrash, and death metal. He tattooed from 2009 to 2015 and since 2004 has barked vocals for a number of heavy bands (War Master, Filthoundz, and Blaspherian), but has stepped back from both to focus on his illustrations.